2011 KARSAN V1 NYC TAXI CONCEPT
Automakers from around the world submitted their designs for a cab that was safe, offered a small environmental impact, complied with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and was physically smaller than the tried-and-true Crown Victoria. Well, the votes are officially in, and a cab from the Turkish company Karsan is the winner.
The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission recently set about polling residents on which of a handful of taxi designs they preferred for the future of transportation in the city.
Finally got a response around 66 percent of respondents either liked or loved the design of the Karsan V1, and that was enough to seal the vehicle’s fate as the people’s choice for the Taxi of Tomorrow.
The 2011 Karsan V1 New York City Taxi Concept boasts a number of appealing unique features, including a panoramic glass roof and wheelchair ramps on both sides of the vehicle for easy access. It’s also a hybrid, which means that cabbies can expect to save fuel in the future if the commission picks the V1 as the city’s new cab, and it is easily adaptable to other fuel sources as needed, including diesel, natural gas or fully electric.
2011 GABOR FARKAS MITSUBISHI GAIEA CONCEPT
Gabor Farkas created concept study for a new generation of the Colt sub-compact called the Concept CS is GalEA. It’s to draw its inspiration from the previous, sharper-looking eighth generation Galant of the late 1990s, while sharing similar design cues with the smaller Concept CS.
This time, the design of the car was teased via the Mitsubishi GalEA Facebook page and the final result has been refined at some point according to user-reactions.
In a 180 degree turn, the designer re-imagined the Galant as a more distinct and aggressive looking four-door coupe model with a long hood, sloping roof, pillarless doors and a stumpy rear end.
2011 Gábor Farkas Mitsubishi GalEA Concept has the wheelbase and the proportions of the body also hint at a front engine with rear wheel drive layout. In the inside you can see premium materials and four individual seats. The dashboard has clear and elegant styling.
- length: 4745 mm (186.8 in)
- width: 1948 mm (79.7 in)
- height: 1343 mm (52.9 in)
- front track: 1722 mm (67.8 in)
- rear track: 1706 mm (67.2 in)
- wheelbase: 3070 mm (120.9 in)
- length/wheelbase ration: 1.55
- wheels: 205/40 R 18